solid cherry farmhouse table from indiana

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Probably one of my all time favorite projects I have completed in the last 6 months. Simple in many aspects but used 5/4 stock for the top and it just made a robust piece. The material was grown and harvested from Indiana and hand selected to make the perfect table. The table was aprx 8ft in length and weighed about 250 lbs. Having the pieces all line up and come out smooth and flat was a bit of a challenge. Although Cherry is hard the grain provide the perfect hardness for the router bits to place a crisp edge in the wood and also a very aromatic wood. I am looking forward to doing another cherry project very soon. The part of the project that was very sad was having to put ebony stain on it. I know what you are saying but it was not for me.


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#1 posted 04-02-2013 12:36 PM

My soul is crying over the stain, but I understand. It would be beautiful as the cherry darkens.

Awesome work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 12:48 PM

very sharp

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 12:56 PM

Nice clean table. It turned out nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 04-02-2013 03:18 PM

Very nice looking.

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#5 posted 04-02-2013 03:31 PM

Nice table ,Ebony stain ????

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#6 posted 04-02-2013 04:06 PM

I actually had to pump myself up for the staining because it was such a polar opposite of what I would have done for a table for myself or family. This is the ebony stain going on:


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#7 posted 04-02-2013 05:34 PM

Great work, pity about the stain on cherry but there you are…......

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#8 posted 04-02-2013 11:00 PM

Both wonderful and sad at the same time. Looks like you had picked out some really nice Cherry to start with : )

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#9 posted 04-03-2013 10:27 PM

Classic, simple, beautiful table. How would you have finished it had you kept it for yourself?

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